Automated CNC Gantry Loader

Automatic Loading of Large Material Pucks into an Industrial CNC Lathe

This was a system designed to grab 6" aluminum blanks of round stock and load them into a Okuma CNC lathe.

When the machining job was complete, the loader would retrieve the finished part, stack it in a rack, and insert a fresh blank.
 

The blanks being used were too large for a bar feeder, and  system would let the CNC lathe run overnight making parts without an operator

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